My hometown of Shoreham-by-Sea is situated between the larger city of Brighton to the east and town of Worthing to the west on the south coast of England. Shoreham Beach is a pretty laid back place, though it is popular with day trippers in the summer months and also bird watchers, who can often be seen at the Widewater Lagoon nature reserve. The town centre is usually bustling with activity, particularly in the summer months, when people can be seen eating and drinking in the many cafes and restaurants. Shoreham is close to the South Downs nature reserve, which offers spectacular hiking and cycling trails. A bit further along the coast is Beachy Head, which has some stunning chalk cliffs and is a sight not to be missed. Brighton is the biggest city in the region, just 15 minutes by train from Shoreham, and has a great deal of attractions ranging from The Lanes, a quaint shopping and eating district, to the Palace Pier, which has been popular since Victorian times.